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Governor Cuomo’s 2020 - 2021 Proposed State Budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his proposed 2020 - 2021 State Budget presentation today.  The budget address highlighted many of the priorities that the Governor had laid out in his State of the State address two weeks ago. 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address

The 2020 legislative session officially kicked off today with the Governor’s State of the State address.  In advance of the address, the Governor spent the previous few weeks previewing 34 of the proposals included in his address today. They include everything from: lowering prescription drug prices for all New Yorkers; a focus on workforce training and development to infrastructure improvements like the redevelopment of Penn Station and introducing high speed rail in New York; gun control proposals; and passing an equal rights amendment in the State constitution.

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Bill Introduced to Modernize Medicare Coverage of Chiropractic Services

Arlington, VA – A bill that would update Medicare by increasing its coverage of services provided by doctors of chiropractic within the full extent of their licensure was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives. (HR3654)

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Lobbying Update - June 2019

The NYSCA, in conjunction with the acupuncturists, massage therapists, physical therapist and occupational therapists, has worked with the NY legislature to submit legislation that recommends consideration and prescription of conservative care treatments, including chiropractic prior to prescribing opioid analgesics for neuromusculoskeletal conditions.  

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New York Primary Election Results

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 was election day in New York. There were many races to watch during these 2018 elections. All four statewide elected officials, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Comptroller, were up for election as well as all 213 seats of the New York State Legislature. There were also elections for a U.S. Senate seat as well as all 27 U.S. House of Representative seats in New York.

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ACA Year to Date Update

  • In January 2018, President Trump signed into law the ACA-supported "Jobs for Our Heroes Act." The law includes a provision allowing chiropractors working within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to perform physical exams on veterans needing a medical certificate to operate a commercial motor vehicle. 

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House-Senate Opioid Bill Contains Provisions Related to Chiropractic

The president is expected to sign the massive legislation.
By John Falardeau

As the second session of the 115th Congress nears the election, members of the House of Representatives and the Senate recently agreed on a comprehensive legislative package to help end the scourge of opioid addiction.  The opioid issue, which federal and local legislatures across the country have been grappling with for several years, will soon see more federal dollars being focused on ways to help alleviate the destructive force associated with the addiction. 

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Congress Passes Legislation Expanding Veteran Access to Nondrug Chiropractic Services

Arlington, Va. -- The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) announced today that Congress, with the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, has approved a plan to expand access to chiropractic’s nondrug approach to pain relief to veterans, many of whom suffer from back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions resulting from their service.  

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Chiropractic Lobby Day 2018

Please join the New York State Chiropractic Association and the New York Chiropractic Council for the 2018 chiropractic profession lobby day.

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Legislative Update - Budget Worker's Compensation Reform

The final NYS budget passed both houses late last Sunday night. Despite no significant workers’ compensation reforms being included in the original proposed budget bills, there were many last minute negotiations regarding worker’s compensation reform that we followed closely. 

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Legislative Alert: S4206 part V of the Senate Education Budget

Calling all members!

We are hard at work in Albany working on the legislative priorities for the profession. One of our main legislative initiatives has been passage of a bill that would allow doctors of chiropractic to form partnerships with medical doctors.  

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Legislative Alert: S4206 part V of the Senate Education Budget

Calling all members!

We are hard at work in Albany working on the legislative priorities for the profession. One of our main legislative initiatives has been passage of a bill that would allow doctors of chiropractic to form partnerships with medical doctors.  

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2014 End of Legislative Session Summary

The end of the 2014 legislative session has just concluded. Although we were successful in passing the bill in the New York State Senate, we were not able to get the partnership bill passed in the New York State Assembly.Thanks to the efforts of our Legislative Committee and lobbyist, Amy Kellogg of Harter Secrest and Emery, along with the joint efforts of the NY Chiropractic Council, we had several other major accomplishments.

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Recent Important Victories for the Chiropractic Profession

The American Chiropractic Association has provided details on several recent important legislative victories for the Chiropractic profession 

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Supreme Court Upholds Health Reform Law

ACA Will Continue to Fight for Patient Access to Chiropractic as Law is Fully Implemented 

Arlington, Va.- On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a controversial 5 to 4 decision, declared the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to be constitutional, including the much disputed "individual mandate" provision which requires individuals to purchase health insurance coverage. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the long-awaited court decision removes legal obstacles to the full implementation of the law on a timeline very close to what was planned when PPACA was signed into law in March 2010.



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State Legislative Lobby Day!

 

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Chiropractic Lobby Day Update – Your Immediate Action Needed!

On Tuesday, May 03, 2011, members of the NYSCA and Council’s Joint Legislative Task Force met with key legislators in Albany regarding our priority legislative items for 2011.The meetings proved to be effective and productive. Members from both parties in the Senate and Assembly agreed to sponsor and support our legislation.

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NEW YORK STATE JOINT LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE CALL TO ACTION

S3741, sponsored by Senator George Maziarz, and A6294, sponsored by Assemblyman Keith Wright, has been introduced in both houses of the legislature.  This bill would prohibit the application of the medical treatment guidelines to workers compensation patients who had a date of accident or date of disablement prior to December 1, 2010.

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ACA Health Care Reform Campaign--$500,000+

Regardless of what you think politically about health care reform, you have to be impressed with the inclusion of non-discrimination language in the bill that recently passed. 

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FTC Extended Enforcement Policy: Identity Theft Red Flags Rule

At the request of several members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC” or “Commission”) is extending its deferral of enforcement of the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule (“Red Flags Rule” or “the Rule”)1 until June 1, 2010.

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